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- Recent High Court Decision Adds Weight to Unequal Sharing of Relationship Property
- The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the PRA”) is the main piece of law in New Zealand that deals with the division of relationship property when a relationship ends. The PRA applies if you have been married, in a de facto relationship or in a civil union of three years or more, although in certain circumstances it can apply sooner. In the event the PRA applies the starting point, in the event a relationship ends (be that on separation or death), is that all relationship property is shared equally, although this is subject to a number of exceptions.
- Changes proposed to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
- The law governing the division of property when a relationship ends is set to change, following a comprehensive review by the Law Commission of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the PRA”).
- Law changes include infringement fees for lack of written employment agreements
- For some time employers have been required by law to have written employment agreements with all employees. Failure to comply with this requirement sometimes resulted in penalties being imposed by the Employment Relations Authority.